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Man Dead After Jumping Turnstile at Forest Hills Subway Station

Forest Hills-71st Avenue subway station (Wikipedia)

Forest Hills-71st Avenue subway station (Wikipedia)

Jan. 3, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A man is dead after he leaped over a subway turnstile in Forest Hills early Sunday morning and snapped his neck upon landing.

Christopher De La Cruz, 28, went headfirst into the ground inside the Forest Hills-71st Avenue train station after attempting to jump a turnstile to evade the fare, police said.

When police arrived on the scene at around 6:45 a.m., De La Cruz was on the ground unconscious and unresponsive. EMS arrived and pronounced him dead at the station, cops said.

Dramatic video footage released by the New York Post captures De La Cruz making several failed attempts to get over the turnstile.

The video shows De La Cruz, who was from 88th Street in East Elmhurst, trying to crash through a turnstile in his first attempt but is blocked by the barrier.

De La Cruz, wearing a black hoody and a backpack, then stumbles backward before attempting to hop over a different turnstile. He makes several goes at jumping the barrier before eventually hoisting himself up with his hands against the barricades.

He then loses his balance sending him over the turnstile and landing headfirst on the concrete.

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